I usually lovr the food at
I usually lovr the food at Cafe of India but my companion and I both observed that the spinach dishes were overly pureed so as to be very watery.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent pan-Indian fare.
Excellent pan-Indian fare. Good service. Good atmosphere.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very considerate waiters --
Very considerate waiters -- quiet, but thorough in their attention to detail.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoy this restaurant!
I really enjoy this restaurant! The food is excellent (crackling spinach is a must to start!) and the staff are very welcoming!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Low key, delightful ambiance with tasty Indian food. Easy to have a conversation without shouting.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The INdian food here has always been fine, if relatively unimaginative. I ordered a mojito though and it was outstanding. Beautifully presented with mint sprigs and well balanced.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a GEm
The food at Cafe India was very good especially the crunchy spinach! This is truly a neighborhood gem.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian Food
I have had dinner at Cafe of India many times and the foods is consistently delicious and interesting. I don't have a favorite dish to recommend because I try to pick something new every time. I have never been disappointed.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My sister and I were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful this restaurant was. Great food at reasonable prices. Pleasant atmosphere. Service good: staff very attentive. Plus, we were able to have a converstaion without yelling across the table!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food and the service. Good portion sizes and fairly priced.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our neighborhood Indian restaurant had closed, and we were looking for a replacement. Boy, did we find one! Cafe of India has a long menu, with many dishes we had never seen before. Everything we ordered was outstanding, especially the crackling spinach and a lamb dish whose name I've forgotten, but it was one of the specials. And the breads--divine. We will definitely be back often.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Indian food
Cafe of India is my go-to neighborhood Indian restaurant. The servers are so friendly, and the food is consistently good. My favorites are the royal dumplings, the crackling spinach, and the eggplant bharta.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a treat!
We loved it! Exotic specialty drinks to start and then the delightful Crackling Spinach - follow the advice of all the reviewers - order this delightful and very unique starter. The Tava Eggplant was OK but I'll try something else next time. For an entree, I had the Shrimp Coconut Masala with medium spice and it was wonderful although the shrimp were overcooked My friend ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala which she really enjoyed - but I thought the coconut sauce was much better. Parking on the street here is a breeze and the staff most accommodating. I've already booked another reservation for this Saturday night!!
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was very good,
Everything was very good, but the chicken tikka masala was spicier than I like it. Also, the lights would flicker on and off when the AC kicked on. Those two issues are why I rated the food and ambience very good as opposed to outstanding.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Indian restaurant, but...
Please take this as a review of a consumer who knows nothing about Indian cooking.
The obvious comparison to make with Cafe of India is another Indian restaurant in Tenleytown called Masala Art. It's literally right up the street; they are within easy walking distance of each other.
Honestly, I have always thought that Masala Art is of slightly higher quality, and they also have slightly lower prices. Also, Masala Art has a more inspired drink menu. So unless you have a coupon for Cafe of India, it's got everything against it vis-a-vis its closest competitor.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a neighborhood gem - small, friendly, attentive service, and great value. The lunch buffet is appealing with good vegetarian options. The kitchen does a good job with its tandoor. There is plenty of street parking, both metered and non-metered, in the area.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy dinner there.
We always enjoy dinner there. The staff is very helpful and pleasant and the food very good!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Indian Food
With the demise of Tandoori Nights in Arlington, we were looking for good Indian food. We thought the food was great the first time; a second visit confirmed that. The food (while a little slow in coming) was great. The Crackled Spinach is one of the best things I've ever eaten. This was as good as some of the food we had in India, beautifully spiced and freshly prepared, with great bread. The lighting, however, is awful. There is a central chandelier and not much effort to do anything else, except for a tiny candle on the table. The atmosphere would be improved by more attention to this. As it is, it is a little what the French call "triste".
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want a really good neighborhood place to eat and you really like Indian food - this is a great place to go. The food is tasty and there is a wide variety of choices. The staff is attentive and can offer suggestions if you are unsure. You can order an entree for yourself but it's better to order a number of dishes to share. And there will be some to take home, too. Suggest that you make reservations because it's popular and usually busy. Go.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place!
Maybe the best Indian food in DC. This neighborhood gem serves delicious and innovative Indian fare in a quiet, pleasant setting.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
always a good experience
Always expect good things from this neighborhood gem.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crackling spinnach and Paneer Makhni were outstanding! The service was very attentive.
It's a long taxi ride to outter NW but totally worth it!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Intimate Indian gem
A wonderful place to enjoy good conversation - where you can actually hear yourselves talk. Small and elegant Indian restaurant with plenty of delicious options.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
very nice indian fare. excellent crackling spinach, wonderful vegetables, good breads!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate here on a Saturday night with our 2 year old daughter. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. We often get delivery from here, but we will definitely be back to dine in as well.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Neighborhood Restaurant
The food was unusual and very good. The wait staff was helpful and cheerful. This was our second time and we will return again.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM